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Magnetostructural Transitions And Adiabatic Temperature Variation In Polycrystal And Single-Crystal Ni2mnga Alloys, C. P. Sasso, M. Pasquale, L. Giudici, S. Besseghini, E. Villa, L. H. Lewis, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel Apr 2006

Magnetostructural Transitions And Adiabatic Temperature Variation In Polycrystal And Single-Crystal Ni2mnga Alloys, C. P. Sasso, M. Pasquale, L. Giudici, S. Besseghini, E. Villa, L. H. Lewis, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel

Ames Laboratory Conference Papers, Posters, and Presentations

The magnetocaloric response of off-stoichiometric Ni2MnGa polycrystal and single-crystal samples with a Curie temperature coincident with the martensitic transition temperature was investigated. The direct measurement of temperature change (ΔTad) during an adiabatic transformation under a maximum field variation ΔH = 5.6×106 A/m (7 T) was performed. The polycrystalline sample shows a maximum ΔTad ≈ 1.5 K at a temperature close to the structural transition. The value of ΔTad and the 20 K span of the ΔTad peak encourage further studies of the effect of microstructure on ...


Large Magnetically Induced Strains In Ni50mn28.7ga21.3 Driven With Collinear Field And Stress, A. Malla, M. J. Dapino, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel Mar 2006

Large Magnetically Induced Strains In Ni50mn28.7ga21.3 Driven With Collinear Field And Stress, A. Malla, M. J. Dapino, Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel

Ames Laboratory Publications

Despite the huge magnetic-field-induced strain (MFIS) of up to 9.5% exhibited by certain Ni–Mn–Ga alloys, their usefulness in applications is severely hindered by the electromagnet device needed for driving the alloys with a magnetic field and orthogonal loading stress. In this paper we present macroscopic measurements obtained from a single crystal of Ni50Mn28.7Ga21.3 which demonstrate a large reversible MFIS of −4100 ppm when the alloy is driven with quasistatic magnetic fields and fixed compressive stresses applied collinearly along the [001] axis. This collinear configuration marks a fundamental difference with prior ...